After much trial and error, you’ve found the products that agree with your skin. Happy days! Are you sticking to the same skincare routine and products all year round? If so, you’re not alone, but read on to discover why you need to adapt your regime according to the season.
As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. Your skin is exposed to different environmental conditions that can affect its overall health throughout the year, so it’s important to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. From spring to winter, there are specific steps you should take to keep your skin healthy and looking its best. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ideal skincare routine for each season and how to adjust it for optimal skin health.
Spring: Time to Detox
As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about taking care of your skin. With the change in season comes a change in climate, and that can have a huge impact on your skin. From battling dryness and itchiness to protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, it’s important to take steps to look after your skin during spring.
- Switching to a lighter cleanser will hydrate your skin without clogging your pores.
- Get buffing! Spring is the time when your arms and legs start to make their seasonal debut. Exfoliate all of that dry, dead, winter skin away and always apply a body moisturiser after exfoliating.
- Moisturise more! As your jumpers go back in the wardrobe you’ll be exposing your neck and shoulders. They’ve been in hiding for the last few months so treat them to a regular application of moisturiser too.
- Don’t forget the SPF. You may want to adjust the SPF to a higher number as the sun begins to warm up.
Summer: Protect Yourself from the Sun
Summer is the time of year when your skin needs extra attention. The sun, heat, and humidity can all take a toll on your skin, leaving it dehydrated and dull. That’s why it’s important to have a complete skincare routine to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing all summer long.
- More time spent outdoors means more SPF! The sun’s rays can cause long-term damage to our skin so make sure that you’re reapplying your SPF every two hours – or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating a lot.
- Switch to a lighter moisturiser. Even though you may be perspiring like a leaky hosepipe, your skin still needs to be hydrated. A lighter moisturiser with a built-in SPF won’t clog your pores or feel ‘clammy’ on your skin.
- Sweat and oil build-ups in the summer can lead to problem skin and breakouts. Be sure to use non-comedogenic skincare and makeup products (products that do not cause or contribute to breakouts) to lessen unwanted skin issues.
- Wash your face! A gentle foaming face wash will remove all of the dirt from your outdoor activities that the naked eye can’t see. We love the Ormedics Balancing cleanser from Image Skincare.
Autumn: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, it’s important to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. Autumn brings with it harsher weather conditions. From switching up your cleanser to investing in a humidifier it’s time to adapt what you’ve been doing throughout the summer if you want healthy, happy skin.
- Switch to a more moisturising cleanser. As the temperatures start to dip your skin will start to dehydrate, which could lead to flaky patches and irritations.
- You might want to consider an autumn skin booster. It’ll help get rid of the summer excess of chlorine from swimming, and all those hours spent in the sun.
- It’s natural for breakouts to occur as the seasons change, and autumn is no exception. Treat your skin to a mask and target those problem areas such as your forehead and t-zone.
- It’s time to revert back to richer formulas for your moisturisers – and don’t forget to keep some lip balm at hand. The autumn is synonymous with dry, chapped lips.
Winter: Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
With the winter months, it is important to think about how to adjust your skincare routine. The cold weather can cause dryness and irritation, making it essential to take extra care of your skin to keep it looking healthy.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Did we mention … moisturise!
- Add a serum into your daily skincare routine. This should be applied after cleansing and before moisturising.
- Keep your cool. As tempting as hot showers and baths are, your skin will not thank you for them.
- Know your zones. Winter can wreak havoc on your skin, resulting in the need for different products for different areas of your skin.
- Indulge in a massage and facial. As well as making you feel fantastic, the oils used will moisturise the skin all over your body.
- Remember your hands! Keep applying hand cream to avoid dry, chapped, and flaky hands.
All Year Round
The condition of your skin is also reliant on your lifestyle. Make sure you drink plenty of water every day (upping your daily intake during the warmer months). A healthy diet also goes a long way to healthy skin – plenty of fresh fruit and veg, and protein to repair damaged or blemished skin.
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If you’re not sure of your skin type or have no idea where to begin when it comes to products, why not book a skin consultation with one of our experts. We’ll signpost you in the right direction in a language you’ll understand.